April 21, 2021

Kim Jong-un Brings Dolphins to Pyongyang

Last week pictures emerged of Kim Jong-un and his wife visiting the newly opened Runga Theme Park in Pyongyang.  But not only does the new facility feature a selection of thrilling new rides and waterpark attractions, new pictures released today by North Korean state media show how it also sports a dolphinarium featuring several highly trained and mature salt-water dolphins.

With international sanctions meant to prevent the import of luxury goods to the DPRK,  it is noteworthy that Pyongyang managed to import the dolphins into the country unnoticed.  But why?  Not one to be outdone by South Korea, it is possible that Pyongyang was inspired by South Korea's recent import of three endangered Antartic Belluga Wales to their Yeosu aqarium, held there to showcase the "Preservation and Sustainable Development of the Ocean and Coast".